Player of the Year - Round 6, 2019

Each round we'll be posting our votes for The Swans Blog's Player of the Year award.

The players will be voted on their performance on the day regardless of previous form. The player with the highest number of votes at the end of the season, wins. Simple.

Round 6 saw the Swans take on cross-town rivals the GWS Giants in Sydney Derby XVII.

Both teams had late omissions, with Phil Davis unsurprisingly failing to pass his fitness test, before the Swans dropped the bombshell that Franklin has a 'minor' hamstring strain.

As Sydney have shown in the past, they adjusted without their star talisman, going blow-for-blow, before snatching the lead mid-way through the second quarter.

The Giants gained the upper-hand in the third quarter, but couldn't quite shake the struggling Swans loose until late in the term, piling on three quick goals to put the game beyond doubt.

Toby Greene's goal in the first minute of the last quarter sealed the result, with the Giants running out easy 41-point winners.

Rising midfielder Jordan Dawson continued his rich vein of form, booting two goals - one from a great contested mark deep inside forward 50.

Zak Jones was once again at his industrial best, proving that he can match it with the best inside and outside, finishing with 6 clearances and a team-high 7 tackles, to go with his 27 disposals.

George Hewett looked like the player we fell in love with last year, returning to his competitive best, winning the ball at will. His 18 contested possessions from 23 disposals, 6 tackles and 5 clearances was by far his best of the season.

Josh Kennedy, well-held in the first quarter, was among everything good the Swans did in the second half, with a game-high 12 clearances, to go with his 6 tackles and 19 contested possessions.

5 - Zak Jones
4 - Josh Kennerdy
3 - Jordan Dawson
2 - George Hewett
1 - Luke Parker

13 - Josh Kennedy
9 - Oliver Florent
8 - Isaac Heeney
8 - Zak Jones
7 - Jordan Dawson

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Justin Mitchell

Justin is a passionate AFL and Sydney Swans supporter, and football blogger since 2016. All articles are of his own opinion. You can reach him by twitter and Facebook at @theswansblog

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